Angela welcomes easing of lockdown

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has welcomed the First Minister’s announcement today that Scotland is to move to phase one of the easing of lockdown measures. The lifting of some restrictions from tomorrow (May 29th) will allow people to travel short distances for outdoor leisure and exercise, some teachers returning to schools, and … Read more

Boris Johnson must sack Dominic Cummings

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has joined calls for Boris Johnson to sack Dominic Cummings – after it emerged that police investigated the Tory Prime Minister’s most senior advisor for breaking his own government’s lockdown rules. Over the weekend, it emerged that Mr Cummings broke multiple lockdown rules to drive 260 miles from his home in London to … Read more

Angela calls for Self-Employed Income Scheme Assurances

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has today asked Rishi Sunak to provide assurances over the future of the Self-Employed Income Scheme. Yesterday, the UK Government announced that continuation of the furlough scheme until October, however there has been no assurance given to the self-employed. Self-employed individuals or members of partnerships whose business has been adversely … Read more

Hamilton Covid-19 warriors receive recognition in Parliament

The community organisation set up in Hamilton to support vulnerable people through the Covid-19 pandemic has received recognition at Westminster. Hamilton’s MP Angela Crawley submitted an Early Day Motion thanking them for their efforts to provide food, medication and other vital supplies to those that either can’t leave their home or find themselves relying on … Read more

Job Retention Scheme

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, my work has centred around providing protection to those that are likely to lose out financially. To their credit, the UK Government have been forthcoming in their assistance and have provided billions of pounds in support for those that will be hit hardest. However, there are a number of gaps … Read more

Angela backs Foodbank Plea for donations

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has today backed the Hamilton District Foodbank’s urgent plea for donations. As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Foodbank has seen a drop in donations combined with an increased demand for their service. The local foodbank has been operational for several years and has provided thousands of … Read more

Coronavirus: Stranded Abroad

As a result of the spread of Covid19 and the cancellation of international flights, a number of my constituents are stranded in either New Zealand or Australia. I have written to the Foreign Secretary asking him to repatriate UK citizens abroad as a matter of urgency. Currently, the Government are issuing the following advice: If … Read more

International Women’s Day 2020

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we have an opportunity to reflect on the milestones that have been achieved, and also identify our next steps to equality. One of the great achievements of the UK Parliament is the cross-party support for ending violence against women. The UK is considered a leader in the fight for … Read more